Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Recipe From The Hedgerow - Whinberries


n.1.(Bot.) The English bilberry; - so called because it grows on moors among the whins, or furze.

These little guys look quite a bit like tiny blueberries, not surprising because they are closely related.  They are softer and juicier than blueberries, they are more perishable.  Some other names these berries go by are: blaeberry, whortleberry, or winberry.

Whinberries are great in pies and jams!  You can use them like blueberries are used, they have a more intense flavour.

Making them into a jam is a good way to preserve the goodness, before they are out of season.  

Whinberry Jam - A small batch

2 pummets whinberries, washed
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla essence

Pop all this in a pan and bring to a boil slowly.  Turn the heat down and slowly cook until thickened.


Slather over baked goods, enjoy!


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